March 3, members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force seized 33 bags containing 595 kilograms of contraband fine cut tobacco on a Hamilton Island seasonal property.
“With the warming weather approaching, police will likely see an increase in illicit activities occurring on our waterways,” says Staff Sergeant Sylvain Leroux, acting Officer in charge of the CRTF. “If you witness or hear of suspicious activity occurring, we would ask that you contact the police. Together, we can reduce crime in our neighbourhoods.”
If you have any information regarding this crime or other criminal activity in your area, you can contact the CRTF at 1-613-937-2800 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The CRTF is a joint forces partnership led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and includes the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.
North Glengarry CAO Daniel Gagnon suspects that fraudulent actions may be the cause of problems with the township’s tax billing system. Since January, North Glengarry has heard from dozens of residents complaining about unusually high tax bills. At first, the municipality believed it was an internal error and hired an accounting firm to get to the bottom of the matter.
“With the help of the auditors, we suspect that fraud may be involved,” Mr. Gagnon says.“Council will hire some forensic auditors.”
Details in the March 29 edition of The News.
Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital holds an information session Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the courtyard boardroom to discuss physician-assisted death. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is a situation where a medical professional provides or administers medication that intentionally brings about a patient's death, at the request of the patient.
The patient must be a competent adult, suffering from a "grievous and irremediable medical condition" that causes the person to endure suffering that is intolerable.
If you plan to attend the meeting, RSVP to Jen Mattice at 613.525.2222 x4104 or by e-mailing email@example.com
The recent cold snap has re-frozen the Raisin River in parts, forcing a change in the date for the annual canoe race. The 14-day trend does not look favourable for an April 2 race, says the Raisin Region Conservation Authority. Currently there are 12 inches of ice at some locations along the river. The RRCA will be contacting people who have already registered to see if they would like a refund or if they are okay with the new date.
The new canoe race date is April 9.
Online registration, canoe rental information, and more can be found on the RRCA website here.
We will also have details in next week's edition of The Glengarry News.
“We feel it is time to begin a conversation about the place of forests and trees in North Glengarry,” says a group of concerned citizens hoping to convince the township to enact a forest conservation bylaw.
The group, who will present its proposal at the March 27 council meeting, suggests the municipality adopt a temporary bylaw that would require anyone clear-cutting more than three acres or felling trees within 20 metres of any waterway to get a permit from the township.
Details in the March 22 edition of The News.
Police raided an Alexandria metal reycling operation early last Thursday as part of an investigation into an alleged multi-million-dollar “complex” tax evasion scheme.
Officers executed a search warrant at Kenyon Auto Centre on County Road 45 March 16 during Opération Nobélium, a two-year Sûreté du Québec probe of a series of transactions that allegedly defrauded the Québec government of $17 million in tax revenue over a period of 19 months.
More details in the March 22 edition of The Glengarry News
Letters have been exchanged between the City of Cornwall and the SD&G Counties regarding shared services. The documents make for an interesting read, and can be seen in their entirety here.
Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers are at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving three tractor-trailer units on Highway 401, eastbound near Boundary Road, South Glengarry Township. Eastbound traffic is being re-routed at the Boundary Road exit via Emergency Detour Routes (EDR - signs posted).
Adverse weather conditions continue to affect the area, motorists are urged to drive accordingly and be cognizant of emergency personnel and towing operators tending to scenes.
Greenfield author Henri De Souza is seeking the public’s help in returning the remains of his late father to Togo, where he had been a chief.
Officially known as His Highness Chief Apetovia III of Kodjoviakope-Lome, Boniface De Souza passed away February 11.
“Fifteen months ago, Dad accepted a super-visa to come to visit his children and grandchildren in Canada. Due to his declining health, he did not go back to Togo, but unfortunately passed away, near Alexandria at the age of 75,” says Henri De Souza.
Because of his status, “It became important that his body be repatriated to Togo for burial,” notes Mr. De Souza.
The cost of funeral arrangements has spiked to $15,000.
In an effort to pay the expenses, the family has launched an online appeal, entitled “Help Bring The Chief Back.” The goal is $6,000. Visit gofundme.com/help-bring-the-chief-back to make a donation.